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Space for Business 2010/1

ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Newsletter

Newsletter - 2010 no. 1

Our newsletter is a half-yearly publication presenting the latest news on commercialisation and spin-offs from space.

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Get inspired by Galileo Satellite Navigation

Galileo will be Europe’s global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control.

It will provide more precise and reliable positioning and timing signals to citizens in Europe and around the globe. Its advanced technological features, its commercial orientation and its potential for integration with other technologies such as mobile services are already now tickling the creativity of innovative entrepreneurs and inventors.

To boost this kind of innovation, the European Satellite Navigation Competition was established and since 2004 spurs the formation of new ventures from SatNav technology and service spin-offs in areas as different as social networking media, healthcare, agriculture and commercial security.

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Interview with Michel Bosco

Michel Bosco, the European Commission’s GNSS Coordinator for Applications and International Relations, talks about possible market opportunities for GNSS based applications and Galileo’s potential to spur technology innovation.

Michel Bosco, GNSS Coordinator for Applications and International Relations, answers our questions.

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Innovative ESA BIC Start-ups: ESA Business Incubation fosters economical diversity

Particularly in economically weak times, innovation is key to stimulate upswing. Results from space research can contribute to strengthen the economy by offering a vast portfolio of ground-breaking technologies open for commercial exploitation.

To support the creation of new ventures that use space technologies in economic fields that are not space related, the ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme (TTP) runs four business incubation centers (BICs) in four European high-tech locations: one in The Netherlands, two in Germany and one in Italy. Since the start of the programme, the four ESA BICs have already nurtured over 100 start-ups into fully fledged companies.

In this issue of Space for Business, we introduce the first technostarters currently incubated in the newly opened ESA BIC Oberpfaffenhofen – Modelon GmbH, Agrista GmbH and sportsCurve GmbH – dealing with such diverse fields of applications as automotive, agriculture and sports. In the next issues of Space to Business we will continue the series, introducing incubation companies from the other ESA BICs.

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Interview with Pedro Pedreira

Pedro Pedreira, Executive Director of the European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA), talks about what to expect at the Galileo Application Days and how GNSS applications will change our lives in the future.

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Last update: 19 March 2010

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